09/08/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO First responders at the scene of a boat fire after two people were rescued.

COURTESY PHOTO First responders at the scene of a boat fire on August 25 after two people were rescued.

Life savers

As summer wanes and the recreational boating season winds down, we send a hearty “thank you” to the ones who keep us safe on the waters surrounding our Island.

This was demonstrated in dramatic fashion on the afternoon of the last Saturday of August. Bay Constable Butch Labrozzi, on patrol, rushed to a scene that without quick reactions, calm demeanor and steady procedures could have ended in fatalities. (more…)

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06/12/18 12:02pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

On Friday, June 8, the Shelter Island Fire Department (SIFD) extinguished a boat fire near Gardiners Island with the help of units dispatched by the Coast Guard and the East Hampton Police Department. (more…)

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04/06/18 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Tribute to Barry
To the Editor:
On behalf of the families of the Charles (Bub) Ryder and Mary Payne, Cindy Arkinsons and Margaret Walther, we express our great gratitude and thanks to:

Chief Anthony Reiter and the Shelter Island Fire Department, Publics Works Commissioner Jay Card, the Employees of the Shelter Island Highway Department, the Shelter Island Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary and his hunting and fishing buddies for the most wonderful tribute and memorial that they produced for our son, friend, and brother, Barry W. Ryder. (more…)